Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, we've received word that Lil Wayne is coming to town in August, followed by Santana and George Lopez, who are coming to Red Rocks in September. On local radio, Novus Folium, Justin Roth and Elephant Revival got spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, Beastie Boys absolutely dominated the charts with their new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2. Click through for a full rundown.

This Just In: New Concerts and On-sale Dates

As reported yesterday, Lil Wayne is bringing his I Am Music Still tour to Comfort Dental Amphitheatre on Tuesday, August 30, while Carlos Santana and George Lopez pull into Red Rocks for a two-night stand on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday September 4, as part of their Divine Rascals tour.

Slightly Stoopid just announced the first leg of its Seedless Summer tour, which includes a stop at Red Rocks, with Rebelution and Shwayze & Cisco Adler, on Saturday, August 6. Tickets ($37.50) go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 14, with pre-sale to fans going happening now at Slightly Stoopid's website.

Battles, whose new album Gloss Drop hits stores next month on Warp, hit the Bluebird on Tuesday, July 19. Tickets ($17.75-$20) go on sale Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m.

Here's a rundown of other recently added shows that are either on sale now or go on sale this week.

Bluebird Theater Ballyhoo!: With the Bastard Suns and Apex Vibe, Thu., June 30, 8 p.m., $10-$15. Battles: Tue., July 19, 8 p.m., $17.75/$20. Carbon Leaf: With Chamberlin, Thu., Aug. 25, 8 p.m., $16/$20. Zach Heckendorf (CD release): With Rocky Mountain Funk and M. Augustus, Sat., May 28, 8 p.m., $10. Papadosio: Fri., Aug. 26, 9 p.m., $14-$16. Christina Perri: Tue., Aug. 9, 8 p.m., $12.75-$15. Robotic Pirate Monkey: With Sorry for Partying, Fri., July 8, 8:30 p.m., $10.25/$15. Todd Snider: Sat., July 9, 9 p.m., $25.25/$28. Who's Bad: A Tribute to Michael Jackson: Sun., July 3, 8 p.m., $18-$20.

Boulder Theater Doug Benson: Tue., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., $22/$27. Elevation Celebration: Featuring Globesonic DJ Alsultany, Desert Dwellers, Massod Ali Khan. With Duke Mushroom, Movement Flow and more, Sat., June 18, 7:30 p.m., $20. Maraca: With Quemando, Fri., June 24, 8 p.m., $20/$25. MC Yogi: With Donna De Lory and Gary Stroutsos, Fri., June 17, 7:30 p.m., $25. Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue: Fri., June 10, 8:30 p.m., $12.50.

Fox Theatre Buckethead: Sat., July 23, 8:30 p.m., $25/$28. Classified: With Kidz in the Hall, Fri., July 8, 9 p.m., $15/$18.

Gothic Theatre Microdots (CD release): With Pink Hawks, Viretta and Now Is All You Have, Fri., June 3, $10.

Grizzly Rose Arch Allies: Fri., Aug. 5. Cinderella: Tue., June 28. Cody Canada & the Departed: Sat., Aug. 6. Hairball: Fri., July 29. Josh Kelly: Sat., Aug. 13.

hi-dive Bill Callahan: Mon., June 27, $15. Rosebuds: Sat., July 16, $12/$14. Those Darlins: Mon., Aug. 8, $10.

Larimer Lounge Cults: Mon., Aug. 1 Grant Hart (of Husker Du): Mon., June 27, $12/$15.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre Carlos Santana: With George Lopez, Sept. 3-4, 7:30 p.m., $45-$100. Slightly Stoopid: With Rebelution and Shwayze & Cisco Adler, Sat., Aug. 6.

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Dialed In: Local Radio Playlists

We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, and The Colorado Wave, which is syndicated on a number of stations across the country. Here's what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. *Playlist unavailable


Novus Folium - "Knights on Fire" Regret Night - "Hailey Hey" David James Band - "Napoleon" Take to the Oars - "Learning to Breathe" Boys - "Gossip" Battleship Agenda - "Houses" Hot Robots - "The Right Girl" Say So - "Fools" Jim McTurnan & the Kids That Killed the Man - "Tonight" Musuji - "Danger Zone" King Rat - "Arrested Peace" Strange Condition - "Never Fade" Baywood - "I Can Breathe Again"


Justin Roth - "Forgiveness" The Inactivists - "War On Jazz Hands" The Fox Street All Stars - "Do Me on the Floor" John Bunzli - "The Well" The Rouge - "Timebomb" Something Underground - "Sick & Tired" Kenny Perkins - "Peel Away" Tim Hanauer - "Eight Days a Week" Matthew Moon - "It's Alright" Ten Tiers - "Tied Up"


Elephant Revival - "Barefoot Friend" The Sunshine House - "Crazy Horse [Bull Run]" Joe Pfeifer and... - "Fee Right" The Ceeds - "Too Many People" Boenzee Cryque - "Still In Love with You" Jim McTurnan & the Kids That Killed the Man - "This Will All Work Out" Dressy Bessy - "This May Hurt (A Little)" Andy Monley - "Kites" John Mieras - "Love & Rent" Brock Gleeson Band - "Butter Cream" The Informants - "Get Twisted" Kal Cahoone - "Evita" Mesita - "Somewhere Else" The Samples - "We All Move On" Tyler Gilmore's Ninth and Lincoln with Cuong Vu - "We'll Meet Again" Freddi / Henchi and the Soulsetters - "Soul Train" Lord of Word and The Disciples of Bass - "Dead In The Digital" Rene Marie - "Drift Away" John Oates - "Pallet" Gary Bragg - "She Canceled the Cable" Kenny Perkins - "Tiny Distraction" Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck - "Queen of this Mess" 30db - "Always Up" Kinetix - "Let Me In" Blackwood Creek - "Your Revolution" Kip Winger - "Sure Was a Wildflower" Carmen Sandim Sextet - "Brand New"


The Little Sister Band - I Like To Dance Justin Roth - Trembling Like A Train The Flying Elmos - Standing On The Edge Of Time Indiscretion - Anutha Time Eric Roberts - Swiss Samba SJ - I Like You Denise Hradecky - Brain Clog Ironwood Rain - Ages RJ Ballard - This Way Eka - Something More The Answer - Love Gliches Frankie Negron - No Reply Tim Wenzel - Gently Falls The Rain

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Moving Units: Top Sellers, Week of 5/8/11

Beastie Boys's latest effort, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, dominated the local charts, taking the first spots at Independent Records, Twist & Shout and Wax Trax, while coming in second at Albums on the Hill, where Fleet Foxes new album, Helplessness Blues, claimed the top slot.


01. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
02. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
03. The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart
04. Emmylou Harris - Hard Bargain
05. Bob Schneider - Perfect Day
06. Tune-Yards - Whokill
07. Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
08. Elephant Revival - Break in the Clouds
09. The Decemberists - The King is Dead
10. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More


01. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
02. Adele - 21
03. E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Overtime/Graveyard
04. Big Scoob - Damn Fool
05. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
06. Chris Brown - F.A.M.E.
07. Sixx:A.M. - This is Gonna Hurt
08. DJ Quik - Book of David
09. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
10. Jennifer Lopez - Love?


01. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
02. Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
03. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
04. Adele - 21
05. Emmylou Harris - Hard Bargain
06. Paul Simon - So Beautiful So What
07. Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
08. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
09. Alison Krauss - Paper Airplane
10. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More


01. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
02. TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
03. OFF! - First 4 EPs
04. Weedeater - Jason...the Dragon
05. Shannon & the Clams - Sleep Talk
06. Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
07. The Kills - Blood Pressures
08. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
09. Tune-Yards - Who Kill
10. Dengue Fever - Cannibal Courtship


01. Daniel Dubb & Sean Miller - "Sinnerman" (original mix)
02. Mord Fustang - "Lick the Rainbow" (original mix)
03. Hypster - "The Uprising" (original mix)
04. Federico Scavo and Alex Kenji - "Get Funky" (original mix)
05. Matt Cassell & Danny Freakazoid - "Long Legs Running 2011" (Graham Sahara & Central Avenue mix)
06. Bingo Players - "Cry (Just a Little" (original club mix)
07. Sander Van Doorn - "Koko" (original club mix)
08. Stefano Pain & Marcel - "My House" (Pain vs. Marcel Booty mix)
09. Diddy - Dirty Money - "Coming Home featuring Skylar Grey" (Dirty South mix)
10. J. Glass and Dario Nunez - "Con La Mano Levantada" (original mix)


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